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Slated To Play
In I-M Matches
Independents, Fraternities
And Faculty Will Meet
In Tourney Saturday
Two hundred golfers representing
fraternities, independent organiza-
tions and the faculty are scheduled
to compete in the first all-campus
intramural golf tournament this
Saturday orb the University golf
The first foursome will tee off at
ten o'clock and there will be a group
leaving the first tee every seven min-
ates thereafter until shortly after
four in the afternoon.
IsU First General Meet
This is the first year that the meet
has been open to independents and
faculty and the number of entries
have therefore greatly exceeded either
of the three tournaments held.
Each group has entered a five-man
team and the four lowest will count
in the final tally.
Phi Psi's Have Won Two
Social and professioral fraternities
will vie for a rotating cup. Phi Kappa
Psi has two legs on the trophy award-
ed to social Greek letter societies hav-
ing won it the last two years.
Individual medals will be given
members of the winning faculty and
independent teams. Gold medals will
be awarded to the individual making
the longest drive off the first tee and
the oe taking least number of putts
on the fifth green.
Members of the freshmen and var-
sity golf squads will not be allowed
to compete.
Yankees Cop Lead
As TigersWin, 4-1
Detroit Tigers, behind 7-hit pitching
by Vernon Kennedy, chased the Sen-
ators out of first place today, winning
4 to 1.
New York moved into the League
lead by defeating Cleveland.
Kennedy's fine .pitching, snapped
Washington's winning streak of 7
straight games.:.
The Tiger .hurler. had a shut bout
until the ninth, when Stone doubled'
and scored on Myer's single.
Harry Kelley, recently acquired
from the Athletics, was the losing
CHICAGO, May, 11.-( P) -Van
Lingle Mungo had his speed and con-'
trol for the first time this season and
blanked the Cubs with seven hits as
he pitched the Brooklyn Dodgers to
a 7 to 0 victory.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth of a series of columns conducted by the
Junior candidates for the sport editorship next year. Today's is written by j
Roy Heath who has been engaged in covering track.
". of all sad words of tongue or pen
, The saddest are these: "It might have been."
N0 PACKED STADIA will ever echo the name of Richard Hays as a long
striding kid puts in a winning kick at the finish of some classic mile
race. No flamboyant head line will ever carry the news that another Kansas
boy erased the records of Cunningham and San Romani as if they were
figures written in water. Richard Hays is dead . . . killed by a new pair of;
track shoes.
A third great miler was on his way out of Kansas, bent on following
the burning spike marks of two other onetime Kansas high school boys
across the cinder- paths of the world. The dusty, wind-ridden plains
that spawned Cunningham and San Romani were preparing Richard
Hays to carry on their proud tradition. But he is dead.
To that lanky boy on his Kansas farm, the proud exploits of "Galloping
Glenn" and his "Shadow" were all that were worth reading in a newspaper.]
Republican martyr Alf Landon and his pre-doomed bid for the White House;
paled into insignificance. Richard Hays wanted to be a miler.+
Hays' daily life would have been enough training for the average '
man but it wasn't running. In the late afternoon he would run the
length of a section and back to his home, his long stride carrying him
along with the effortless grace that characterizes a great runner.
In 1936 Richard Hays entered Russel High School and made his first
track team. His coach looked at him once and knew he had a natural.
He sent Hays as his team's lone entry to the Kansas Relays Interscholastic
meet, tho greatest high school event in the state. Hays' only equipment
was a track suit and a pair of old sneakers. Track shoes, he said, hurt his
The record for the one-mile run was held by Glenn Cunningham.
set at 4:22.3 by the mile king when he was a senior in high school.
It had stood unthreatened and no one was ever expected to approach it.
San Romani hadn't nor-had any other winner. The field lined up for
the start and at the gun Richard hays swung into the easy stride that
had eaten up the dirt road.
By the end of the second lay a hush had fallen on the field. The kid
with the tennis shoes was leading the field by 40 yards. He passed the half-
mile post in 2:10.5. Visiting university coaches and runners, assembled from
all parts of the country for the Kansas Relays the following day, watched
in awe. They said he couldn't hang on to that blistering pace. But he did
hang on. He won in 4:22.4 and a high school freshman had come within
a tenth of a second of replacing the great Glenn's 4:22.3. That was the
Spring of 1937.
The spring of 1938 rolled around and entries for the scholastic
section of the Kansas Relays began to roll into Kansas track coach
Bill Hargiss' office.. Bill had coached Cunningham in his collegiate
career. He would coach Hays if Hays came to Kansas and he was
looking for Hays' entry. The time grew short and Bill Hargiss wrote
Hays' high school coach.
The heart-broken reply came a few days later. Richard Hays' would
never run another mile. He was dead. He had wanted to break Cunning-
hain's mile record which he had missed by such a narrow margin the year
before. Spiked' shoes might mean a little more speed. The shoes pinched
him but he thought they would break in and he would get used to them.
He practiced in the shoes, despite the discomfort, until they wore blisters
on his feet.. He kept on running in them. They would be o.k... . they might
mean the difference.
One day he could no longer stand them. His right foot was swollen
until he could hardly walk. The doctor said "blood poison." He went
to bed. A transfusion was ordered. Richard Hays died.
A third great miler may yet come off those dusty prairies, swinging along
with a wind-bread stride that sweeps records aside like so many shavings.
Myaybe another farm boy someplace else is dreaming the dreams that Rich-
ard Hays dreamed -and would have made come true. But Richard Hays won't.
He died

Netters Return
For Comeback
This Weekend
Will Meet Badgers Today,
Ohio Saturday; Captain
Levenson Faces Bucks
Michigan's Varsity netters, fallen
from the heights during the tempor-
ary loss of their captain, Neil Leven-
son, resume and conclude their home
schedule this weekend at the Palmer
Field courts.
The Wolverines are hosts at a tri-
angular meet this weekend which will
see both the Northwestern and Ohio
State squads taking part with the
Weirmen. Today the Varsity plays
Northwestern. Tomorrow Ohio State
and the Wildcats clash, and Satur-
day the Wolverines return to action
against the Buckeyes. Game time
today is 2 p.m.
The return to action of Capt. Neil
Levenson is still uncertain. Although
out for over a week now with an in-
fected foot, he felt much improved
yesterday and hoped to take over his
number one position today. Coach
Leroy Weir was doubtful if he would
start, however, preferring to keep
him out of play for another day or so
if he were not completely recovered.
In the case he does not appear all
the players will be moved up a notch,
Don Percival will take over the num-
ber one position, with John Kidwell
Ed Morris, Tom Slattery, Hank Coher
and Steve Woolsey probably follow-
ing in that order.
The Varsity will be up against th
second stiffest competition in the
league this afternoon. Coach Pau]
Bennett's men, runners-up for the
Conference title last season, have lost
but two matches this season, both tc
the championship Chicago squad.

Crisler Ends Spring Practice Satur
Wolverine grid ailments which and insufficient blocking out in front tors as past reputation m
caused a chronic bogging down for f he runner on end sep stppe Out of all this treatmen
the last five years have been diag- ltsofplysbeorfhe saredlvrteh s mredtwit.
nosed, treated and the patient is verine has emerged wt.
about to be turned loose before the Now an end or back can snare'a claws and a better attitude
tuning up program next fall. Satur-a witou fear terrific ar
dysdrill will climax the spring the moment he gathers" it in. not be a world.beaterx
aset. xLast but perhaps first in import- healthy. Only next- fall's
The first phase to come under ob- ance is that the team morale shaken can prove how effective
servation was the Michigan block- and perhaps crushed by the long the medicine brewed by C
ing which had been definitely sub-par enforced stay in the Big Ten second Co.
for several years. An intensive cam- division needed a stimulant. The en-
paign in that department was under- tirely new coaching staff provided a ..
taken and the treatment has seem- clean slate upon which to base a NT
ingly produced results. Line blocking comeback. The new set-up served every ter
is improved and Coach Crisler has as a shat in the arm. Chen is o 2
unearthed a corps of top-notch block- There was no ciance for favoritism. Theatre Bd
ing backs. Lettermen and yearlings alike had 2nd
The Varsity snap and precision had to prove themselves to the new men-
been faltering-confidence lacking.
The first remedy applied for this -
ill consisted of a shift. Precise and
rhythmic, the new cadence not only ARBOR NGS uA Au
looks good on the field but lends N
a hint of cockiness that is always dis- is sparklingly clear, a delightful drink, and it helps to m
concerting to the opponent and helps a better meal.
hold up the morale of the home
Shoddy tackling also played its part ARBORSPRINGSWATERC PAN
in the mediocrity of the Wolverine Phone 8270
gridders. "Too much arm, not enough
I shoulder," said Crisler after watch-
ing the aspirants on their first day
out. Dummies and other apparatus y :::-,
I was hauled out and the squad was . - -
made shoulder-conscious as they went
at their tackling drills. - - -
Poor protection for pass receivers


Major Standings



New York ...
Boston .....
Detroit ....
Chicago ....
Athletics ...
St. Louis ...

.............14 7
.... . .. .15 8
.............13 8
.. .... . .....8 11
..............7 11
..............6 13
.............6 16

New York.
Chicago ...
Boston . , .
Brooklyn ..
St. Louis

... . ......... 18 3
..............13 9
....... . ..11 9
......11 11
. .. .. .. . . . . ' 7 9
....... . ....9 13
...............8 12
.... ........ .4 15
... ...........13 8


Feller Follows
IPath Of Grove
As Mound Ace
"One generation passeth away and
another generation cometh" but
pitching abideth forever. This strange
baseball paradox is being proven this
year by Robert."Old Man Mose" Grove
and Robert "Young Boy Bob" Feller.
There is a remarkable likeness be-
tween careers of the two pitchers.
Fifteen years ago, when Jack Dunn
peddled Grove to Connie Mack's Ath-
letics, Grove had a tremendous fast
ball, a terrific temper and little con-
trol of either. The sensation his fast
ball created was comparable to the
furore caused, by the young Cleve-
land ace.
Gradually, under the kindly pa-
tience of Mack, the lefthanded 'one
began to curb his temper. Instead of
trying to blaze the fast one by, when
in a tough spot, Lefty would mix them
up, keep the hitter off balance with
a, curve or a slow one.
Bob Feller's short but meteoric ca-
reer has been similar in many re-
spects. In his first year in the big
time, at the age of 17, the Iowa
schoolboy struck out 16 Athletics and
then, in a later appearance, equalled
Dizzy Dean's record by fanning 17
Browns in one game.
Now in his second full year, Feller,
like Qrove, has learned to mix them.
This early in the season, he has
hurled a one-hitter, is leading the
league in strikeouts and has lost 1
while winning 3.
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Boston 4, Chicago 2
Cleveland 1, New York 4
Detroit 4, Washington 1
St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 5
Brooklyn 7, Chicago 0
New York 5, St. Louis 3
Philadelphia-Pittsburgh, cold
Boston-Cincinati, rain, cold





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